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August 2015 - November 2018

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One of Verily’s first projects was to make contact lenses that could detect glucose levels from teardrops. Less invasive than fingertip blood pricks for people living with diabetes, the Alphabet company and partner Alcon today announced that it is putting that project “on hold” due to the diabetes premise not being suitable.

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Alphabet Stories November 15

Back in 2013, Google went on a robotics shopping spree with seven acquisitions that included Boston Dynamics and a company called Schaft. That effort has so far yet to materialize, with robotics currently under Alphabet’s X. After failing to find a buyer, Alphabet is shutting down the company focused on bipedal robots.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Alphabet Stories October 25

Ahead of the busy holiday season, Alphabet has just reported its Q3 2018 results, with earnings of $33.74 billion — up 21% from the same quarter last year. These numbers range from August to September and did not beat analyst expectations.

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Alphabet Stories September 27

Alphabet in January unveiled Chronicle as the latest project to graduate from the X moonshot factory. Focusing on cybersecurity, this company includes the VirusTotal malware scanning tool that Google bought in 2012. Today, the Alphabet division is launching VirusTotal Enterprise for corporate customers that want advanced capabilities.

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Alphabet Stories September 13

Google CEO Larry Page speaks at a news conference at the Google offices in New York, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Likely originating out of Page and Pichai’s absence at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill, Bloomberg is out today with a report asking “Where in the World Is Larry Page?” It goes on to detail the Alphabet CEO’s controversial decision to opt-out of the hearing, his broader distancing of himself from the daily politics and issues at Google, and the many distractions that have kept him busy in recent years.

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Alphabet Stories August 14

In recent years, more and more startups have worked to disrupt traditional industries by leveraging technology and big data. Oscar was founded in 2012 to improve health insurance, and today it received a $375 million investment from Alphabet.

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